Teen girls in Awesome Ambitions create videos asking people to vote

Posted at 1:33 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 14:33:58-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you're an eligible voter but you're not planning to vote, some Awesome Ambitions girls have a message for you.

Teenage girls in Awesome Ambitions in Kansas City are too young to vote, so they created videos asking eligible voters to cast their ballots.

Awesome Ambitions is a college and career readiness program for high school girls in the Greater Kansas City metro.

During weekly Saturday Zoom meetings, the girls are exposed to successful businesswomen and various career options as they decide what career they want to pursue and what kind of person they want to be.

Through interactive experiences, girls also learn how to speak up, lead, be healthy and help others.

One of the pillars of learning this year is Social Justice and the Law.

Pillar leaders include Naz Rogers, a State Farm Agency Recruiter, and Denise White, a clinical pharmacist at HCA Healthcare.

The leaders asked the girls to create a video explaining why people should vote.

The winner of the Awesome Ambitions Why Vote campaign was 15-year-old Kennison, a sophomore in high school. Her video included her family and even the family's dog made an appearance. You can see all the videos on the Awesome Ambitions Facebook page.

Awesome Ambitions is looking for volunteers to help with technology needs, marketing, programming and event planning. If you would like to volunteer, visit Awesome Ambitions and click on "Join Us."

Numerous individuals, businesses and corporations, including 41 Action News and parent company E.W. Scripps Company, are sponsors of Awesome Ambitions. 41 Action News Anchor Cynthia Newsome is Founder and President of Awesome Ambitions. The free program has served teenage girls in the Kansas City metro for 23 years.